American Honda Motor Co. spelled out last week what Siri Eyes Free can accomplish for motorists in three of its cars.
The dealer-installed software from Apple Inc. is available on the 2013 and 2014 Honda Accord and the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX.
Customers with compatible iPhones can use the vehicle's speakers and microphones to read and send e-mails and text messages. It can check the weather and set up calendar entries while providing voice navigation, sports scores and stock quotes. The program also seeks to limit distractions by keeping the phone's screen from lighting up.
Honda's embrace of Siri Eyes Free is part of a race by many automakers to make their cars more appealing to gadget-savvy shoppers.